mortar texture

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Closely interlocking crystals of fine grain size, formed by the crushing and recrystallization of a rock that was originally coarser grained. It is a texture produced by shearing of the rock during dynamic metamorphism. In low-grade dynamic metamorphic rocks, deformation occurs primarily along crystal boundaries, producing an envelope of mortar texture around each crystal.

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